September 2016

SNAME New England visits Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine

A Presentation from JB Turner, President of Front Street Shipyard.

On 28 September 2016, the New England Section visited Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine.  Led by JB Turner, President and Manager of FSS, we toured the entire yard and each building and learned about recent cooperation with the town to jointly redevelop this section of the waterfront.  Following the tour, the group met at Darby’s Restaurant for a talk by JB Turner on past and present design, engineering, and build work at the yard.  Topics included a major refit of a yacht, a complete keel redesign/rebuild on a large sailboat, and a complicated engine replacement on a large private vessel.  Discussion also covered near term expansion of the yard to include another new building and reinforced pathways to allow high-load transporter access.